Junius Stinney was the youngest person in America to be executed on death row in 1944 at age 14. He was quickly accused by the (white police) of ‘killing’ two little (white girls) with lack of evidence. His conviction and sentencing opened and closed in one day. There were no witnesses called and there was no transcript of the trial details and black people were not allowed inside the courtroom during that time.
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I wonder if you know yet that you’ll leave me. That you
are a child playing with matches and I have a paper body.
You will meet a girl with a softer voice and stronger arms and she
will not have violent secrets or an affection for red wine or eyes
that never stay dry. You will fall into her bed and I’ll go back
to spending Friday nights with boys who never learn my last name.
I have chased off every fool who has tried to sleep beside me
You think it’s romantic to fuck the girl who writes poems about you.
You think I’ll understand your sadness because I live inside my own.
But I will show up at your door at 2 am, wild-eyed and sleepless.
and try and find some semblance of peace in your breastbone
and you will not let me in. You will tell me to go home.
avoiding going to sleep to avoid the emptiness you know you’ll feel when you wake up.
Wu-Tang Clan’s reunion album is going to be called “A Better Tomorrow.”
There has been much discussion recently about a Wu-Tang Clan reunion tour and album, with this year marking the 20th anniversary of the crew’s debut album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). It seems the plan may be coming to fruition, as a press release today announced the title of Wu-Tang’s reunion album.
The legendary crew’s upcoming sixth studio album is set to be titled A Better Tomorrow, which is named after the tenth song on their second LP, Wu-Tang Forever.
The album is due out in July, 2013. Although a full tour has yet to be announced, Wu-Tang will be hitting up the UK for two 20-year anniversary shows, July 25th at O2 Apollo in Manchester and July 26th at O2 Academy, Brixton.
I speak here of poetry as the revelation or distillation of experience, not the sterile word play that, too often, the white fathers distorted the word poetry to mean - in order to cover their desperate wish for imagination without insight.
For women, then, poetry is not a luxury. It is a vital necessity of our existence. It forms the quality of the light within which we predicate our hopes and dreams toward survival and change, first made into language, then into idea, then into more tangible action.
Disobedience removes the blessings of one’s life, sustenance, knowledge, deeds and obedience.
In short, it eradicates the blessings of religion and the material world. You will not find the least blessing in the life, religion or world of one who disobeys Allah. It is none other than the…
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Indian Man Single-Handedly Plants Entire 1,360 Acre Forest!
Read his AMAZING story:
A little over 30 years ago, a teenager named Jadav “Molai” Payeng began burying seeds along a barren sandbar near his birthplace in northern India’s Assam region to grow a refuge for wildlife. Not long after, he decided to dedicate his life to this endeavor, so he moved to the site where he could work full-time creating a lush new forest ecosystem. Incredibly, the spot today hosts a sprawling 1,360 acre of jungle that Payeng planted single-handedly.
It all started way back in 1979 when floods washed a large number of snakes ashore on the sandbar. One day, after the waters had receded, Payeng , only 16 then, found the place dotted with the dead reptiles. That was the turning point of his life.
“The snakes died in the heat, without any tree cover. I sat down and wept over their lifeless forms. It was carnage. I alerted the forest department and asked them if they could grow trees there. They said nothing would grow there. Instead, they asked me to try growing bamboo. It was painful, but I did it. There was nobody to help me. Nobody was interested,” says Payeng, now 47.
While it’s taken years for Payeng’s remarkable dedication to planting to receive some well-deserved recognition internationally, it didn’t take long for wildlife in the region to benefit from the manufactured forest. Demonstrating a keen understanding of ecological balance, Payeng even transplanted ants to his burgeoning ecosystem to bolster its natural harmony. Soon the shadeless sandbar was transformed into a self-functioning environment where a menagerie of creatures could dwell. The forest, called the Molai woods, now serves as a safe haven for numerous birds, deers, rhinos, tigers, and elephants — species increasingly at risk from habitat loss elsewhere.
Despite the conspicuousness of Payeng’s project, Forestry officials in the region first learned of this new forest in 2008 — and since then they’ve come to recognize his efforts as truly remarkable, but perhaps not enough.
“We’re amazed at Payeng,” says Assistant Conservator of Forests, Gunin Saikia. “He has been at it for 30 years. Had he been in any other country, he would have been made a hero.”
Kenya has a new president..not all of us are pleased. I have my reasons and BintiM more or less said what has been going through my mind.
“Cylinder seal found at Uruk, biblical Erech. Large figure in the boat can be identified as a king from his garb. His hair and beard indicates he is Semitic-Akkadian, not Sumerian. What would an Akkadian king be doing riding in a boat loaded with crates and animals?”